Style Don'ts at the Office
Visible Panty Lines:
Knowing when to draw the line is important. Knowing not to show off your panty lines is equally as important. Keep khakis classy by wearing a thong or smooth, sleek briefs.
Wearing Workout Clothes:
You can wear Lululemon and similarly sassy workout gear if you're employed at a gym, a yoga studio, or a sporting goods store. But wear your sweats to the workplace and you'll seem lazy and disengaged. Major foul.
Stains on Clothes:
Unless you work in the automotive industry, culinary arts, or are a full-time mom, there's really no reason you should have unsightly spots on your silk blouse. Last time we checked, grease stains, Bolognese, and baby spittle aren't considered accessories.
Showing Too Much skin:
Are you an exotic dancer? If yes, keep doing what you're doing, girl! If not, cover up already. You're being paid to show off your skills, not your skin.
Too Much Perfume:
The olfactories are a sensitive issue in any office environment. You may love dousing yourself in D&G, but subtlety is key -- unless you're trying to choke your cube-mate. Tiptoe through the tulips with this one. Don't trample them.
Slow your roll, Steven Tyler. There's a time and a place to put on your sassy pants. Save such sartorial statements for the dance floor. Of course you're a wild child... but your corporate counterparts don't need to know that.
Graphic t-shirts are suitable for slumber parties, moving days, and when you're working as a roadie at a Van Halen concert. Do any of the above apply? Then the only thing graphic at the office should be your water cooler conversations.
Chipped Nail Polish:
Unkempt nails may work for club kids and forlorn Hollywood starlets, but the last thing YOU want to show off when pointing at your presentation is a poorly manicured hand. No, it's not whimsical and charming -- it just looks lazy.
Leggings as Pants:
If the autumn breezes are blowing, and you pair your leggings with a bum-covering tunic or skirt, then fine. But if you think wearing a top with a pair of leggings is an okay look to rock at work, then we hope you work at Gold's Gym. If not, get back to your closet and re-work the look, Sporty Spice.
Are you on a boat? Are you a lifeguard? Maybe you work at a nail salon? If not, then there's no reason you can't find a perfectly comfortable (and stylish) pair of wedges or leather sandals that will still show off your pristine pedicure. Save the flippy floppies for your tropical vaca.